RNZ - The National Party denies exaggerating water tax's impact

The National Party denies exaggerating the impact of Labour's proposed water tax on farmers, even though industry body Dairy New Zealand's figures show just one in six farms would be affected.

Party leader Bill English and finance spokesperson Steven Joyce have told farmers the tax could cost $50,000 to $100,000 per farm.

Labour said that was scaremongering and should be silenced by the figures supplied to RNZ by DairyNZ.

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